Game: Pittsburgh Steelers (2-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (3-3)
Time: 8:20 PM (ET)
Location: Paul Brown Stadium
Series Leader: Steelers, 51-32
Streak: Steelers have won 12 of the past 16
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 14-5. Tomlin: 5-14
Broadcast: NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Steve Tasker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (DGR), 92 (Pit.), 93 (Cin.). XM: 227 (DGR), 225 (Pit.), 226 (Cin.).
SB Nation: Behind the Steel Curtain
NFL.com: Game Center
Weather: Partly cloud and 59 degrees [Weather Underground]
BENGALS / BROWNS HUB
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STORYLINES OF INTEREST
Primer | Practice/Injury Report | Mojo Game Preview | Experts Split on Picks | Marvin Lewis Not Ruling Out Kirkpatrick | Steelers A Tough Test | Dalton and Green Know Importance of Beating Steelers | Chris Pressley A Third RB If Leonard Unavailable | Interview with Behind The Steel Curtain | Passing Offense Advantage Over Pittsburgh | Fantasy Football Advice | Week Seven Staff Picks | Dontay Moch Misses Practices To Become Father | Bengals Players Power Rankings | Pat Sims Remains on PUP |
The Cincinnati Bengals enter Week Seven after losing consecutive games to the Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns, who were a combined 1-8 when Cincinnati met both teams. The Bengals need to rebound against a team they haven't beaten since 2009, suffering four straight losses to the Pittsburgh Steelers by an average 14.3 points.
The Cincinnati Bengals are 0-2 on Sunday Night Football since NBC took over in 2006. And during Marvin Lewis' tenure, Cincinnati is 4-10 on primetime, losing by an average 18.6 points during their current eight-game losing streak. Currently the Bengals are 16-36 during night games and 3-10 overall on Sunday Night.
THE APPROACHING BYE WEEK
During the Marvin Lewis era, Cincinnati is 4-5 record during games prior to the bye week. However they've won three of their past four games. On the flip side of the bye week, the Bengals are 3-5-1 after having the week off.
THE BETTING LINE
According to the SB Nation NFL Odds page, the Pittsburgh Steelers are anywhere from a 1.5 point favorite to the game being a push.
INJURY / PRACTICE REPORT THIS WEEK
|RB Brian Leonard||Ribs||DNP||DNP||DNP||DOUBTFUL|
|WR Armon Binns||Ankle||--||DNP||LP||Questionable|
|CB Dre Kirkpatrick||Knee||FP||FP||FP||Questionable|
|WR Andrew Hawkins||Back||LP||FP||FP||Probable|
|DT Devon Still||Shoulder||LP||FP||FP||Probable|
|G Kevin Zeitler||Elbow||LP||FP||FP||Probable|
|WR Armon Binns||Ankle||--||--||LP||Probable|
|LB Dontay Moch||Non-Injury||DNP||--||--|
|S Troy Polamalu||Calf||DNP||DNP||DNP||OUT|
|T Marcus Gilbert||Ankle||DNP||DNP||DNP||OUT|
|LB Chris Carter||Hamstring||DNP||DNP||DNP||OUT|
|RB Rashard Mendenhall||Achilles||DNP||DNP||DNP||OUT|
|RB Isaac Redman||Ankle||DNP||DNP||DNP||OUT|
|C Maurkice Pouncey||Knee||DNP||LP||LP||Questionable|
|LB Lawrence Timmons||Foot||DNP||FP||FP||Probable|
|LB Brandon Johnson||Hamstring||LP||FP||FP||Probable|
DNP - Did Not Participate
LP - Limited Participation
FP - Full Participation
Out = Player will not play
Doubtful = 25% chance a player will play
Questionable = 50% chance a player will play
Probable = 75% chance a player will play
(-) = Not Listed - No game status available